How long is the NHS waiting list?
NHS funding for orthodontic care is capped nationally and we are only given a limited amount of funding each year. For those patients who qualify and wish to seek NHS treatment, they will join a waiting list, which is currently over two years for non-urgent cases. In order to be placed on the waiting list, your child must be developmentally ready and suitable for orthodontic treatment, i.e. no baby teeth are remaining and they have good dental health.